"In June 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the nation's consumer watchdog, launched an inquiry into mobile banking services and their potential to help low-income consumers in the US gain access to financial services and build financial literacy when traditional bank branches were out of reach. The bureau’s report, released this month […]
"Fraser told me that food assistance programs across the country continue to see new faces appearing for everything from kitchen staples to hot, prepared meals, with the biggest increase coming from people who have jobs but still can't make ends meet."
"When it comes to having student debt, Latinos fare far better than their black and white peers. But that might not be as good as it seems, according to a new report out today connecting debt to the wealth gap between whites and people of color."
"Since 2008, student aid from federal and institutional sources has increased. Political and foundation leaders have also focused on the importance of a postsecondary education, and the need to increase college attainment. But in the years since 2008, the proportion of low-income recent high school graduates who enroll in college has seen a significant […]
"Children from low socioeconomic status (SES) families who attended a child care center early in life were on equal academic footing with those from higher SES families at age 12, according to a new report."
"Hall says, when given the opportunity, states still find ways to camouflage the fact that most of their low-income, black and Latino students don't get a quality education. As evidence, she points to the most recent reading and math scores from the so-called 'Nation's Report Card.'"
"Even for the most academically gifted students from low-income families, applying for college can be an arduous process of self-education and overcoming common myths about affordability. My nonprofit college access program works with such students and their families every day in the poorest areas of Dallas, helping them decode the college application p […]
"Low-income high school graduates were far less likely to enroll in higher education in 2013 than in 2008, a downward trend that came at the same time the Obama administration was pushing to boost college access and completion, according to a new analysis of Census Bureau data."
"The 64-year-old from Cleveland is among the 2 million older or disabled Americans who will have to find new coverage that accepts the subsidy as full premium payment or else pay for the shortfall. As beneficiaries explore options during the current Medicare enrollment period, there are only 227 such plans from which they can choose next year, 20 percen […]
"Low-income students' concerns often intersect with issues of race: Almost two-thirds of African-American undergraduate students and 51% of Latino undergraduate students receive Pell Grants, or federal funds allocated to low-income students, according to the Washington Post. But confrontations over class-based issues on campus often emerge in ways […]